Sailing vacation in Seychelles

Best places and routes to sail in region. Weather, trade winds and important details for perfect sailing holidays in Seychelles.

Sailing trip in Seychelles

Seychelles attract many tourists with their beaches, warm and clean water of the Indian Ocean, exotic nature, and beautiful coastline. Active development of tourism began not so long ago, so there are not so many luxury hotels. Basically, there are private villas and bungalows, the cost of living in which is lower than in the elite hotels. However, the price of a holiday in Seychelles is quite high.

Sailing season
All the year round
Travel season
All the year round
Marinas in this location
1
Boats in this location
39

Main facts about region

Capital:
Victoria
Telephone code:
+248
Language:
English, French, Seychelles Creole
Timezone:
UTC+4 (SCT)
Currency:
Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Population:
97,096

Sailing trip in the Seychelles

The ad photos with the little Earth paradises are taken on these islands. The nature here is divine and the number of tourists — limited. It is a long way from Europe, and the local government protects the exclusivity of the place.

 

The Seychelles give the opportunity to have a rest like in no other resort. Many of the sights are unique. The Seychelles are the most ancient oceanic islands and the only ones with the granite origin. Near their coasts, the largest coral atoll on Earth grows. The best way to admire the beauty of the islands is to charter a yacht as the most exotic sights are hidden in the distant corners of the region.

 

  • The main nugget of the yacht charter in the Seychelles is the islands, untouched by a human. They could only be reached by a helicopter or a vessel. There are 115 of them, each one is special. On one of the islands, you can walk among thousands of palm trees, on the other — breadfruits, on the third — among many rare parrots, and so on.
  • The beautiful beaches and the developed water sports infrastructure. The fishing charters in the Seychelles are of the great popularity as the deepest waters of the turquoise Indian Ocean have the visibility of about 30 meters. It allows observing the original underwater vegetation, the sunken ships, and the rare tropical fish. It is the richest fish area in the world with 280 species. It also makes diving an amazing adventure.
  • The exotic flora and fauna. The charter in the Seychelles bareboat or with a skipper affords you an opportunity to see the creatures that do not live in any other places, for example, the Aldabra giant tortoise, the bulbul (a kind of a nightingale), the black cockatoo, the Coco de Mer palm tree with the record 20 kilogram fruit of the bizarre forms.
  • The onshore sights are the capital (the spectacular Victoria town with the English streets), the marine park of St. Anne, the Vallee de Mai and coconut grove (the only one in the world) on Praslin, etc.

Must-know about yachting in the Seychelles

The climate is tropical. The Seychelles give bright impressions all year round: in winter and in summer, it is warm here — about 26−29°C. Still, there are the dry and the wet seasons. The first one is cooler: June — September. During the second one (December — March), the chance of rain is higher.

 

Sailing and tourist seasons last all year round, so the yacht charter in the Seychelles bareboat and with a skipper is possible at any time.

Seychelles - Yacht Charter Sailica
Seychelles - Yacht Charter Sailica
Seychelles - Yacht Charter Sailica

Seychelles travel itinerary

Rent a yacht in Seychelles is the best idea for an unforgettable vacation in this region for every tourist. These islands, located near the East African coast, are best suited for ocean holidays on a yacht or catamaran.

 

Route 1. Praslin — Saint Pierre — Praslin (7 days) — 47 miles

Route 2. Mahe — Praslin — Mahe (7 days) — 71 miles

Route 3. Mahe — Praslin — Mahe (7 days) — 99 miles

Route 4. Praslin — Mahe (14 days) — 181 miles

Available yachts in the region

Mahe
39 yachts

Nearest Airports

Seychelles International Airport SEZ

Yacht season and weather in Seychelles

In Seychelles, a good season for yachtsmen is divided into 2 parts: depend on monsoon winds blowing at different times of the year.

  • May — September. The wind is blowing from the south, the sky is clear. Wind speed —  20 knots.
  • November — March. The northwest wind, speed — 10 knots. The sea is calm, but the weather is hot and humid. The wettest month is January. There are two windless periods between the change of these winds.
  • April — May — the sunniest months in Seychelles. All year-round, the average temperature of air and water is 28 ° –32 ° C. There are no hurricanes in Seychelles, wind speed does not exceed 30 knots.
Water temperature in sailing season +26...+28 °
Air temperature in sailing season +28...+32 °
Wind speed in sailing season 10-20 knots

The tides

The tides in Seychelles are semidiurnal. It`s 6 hours between the upper and lower line. The tide level is 1.40–1.80 m depending on the time of year. Strong currents are established in the straits between the islands and canals leading to the lagoons. They disappear during low water. Tides and flow maps are on every yacht that you can rent.

Weather forecast for sailing in Seychelles

Marina staff usually report the forecast for the next day. SBC, Seychelles Boarding Corporation, a 1368 kHz mid-range radio, reports Creole weather between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. The same forecast in English — between 8:30 and 8:45 in the morning. Seychelles Radio also reports a forecast at the request of users on VHF channel 16. The clearance is broadcast on channels 26 and 27.

 

The weather station on Mahe (37 33 37) publishes a detailed weather bulletin covering also the distant islands.